Hey! G-EPOP here. Got some feedback that will hopefully clarify some things!
Time stamps included:
[1:49z] - Try to send me to the closest runway, I had to request 8R while you gave me 8L.
[1:51z] - Unnecessary expedite command. I was already rolling and N575MX was on a 2nm final
[1:52z] - No need to give a pattern direction with your clearance. I’m already in the pattern. Only time you need to specify a patttern direction on the clearance is if they are an inbound or a runway change.
[1:54z] - You should sequence N575MX before you clear him as number 2 to establish who he is following (also sent an uncessary pattern direction with his clearance)
[1:58z] - Again, no need for a pattern direction with clearance and you sent and unneccessary speed command (there was no one to follow, if you wanted to sqeeze off that departure, you could have sent a ‘maintain slowest practical speed’ or just simply extended my downwind while calling my base.
[2:01z] - So this is a bit tricky. If you tell me to go around, I’m going to keep flying runway heading, then make my turn somewhere past the end of the runway. I recommend either aborting the takeoff of the plane on the roll or just have me turn crosswind by sending a ‘turn crosswind’ command. Additionally, when you clear someone, whether it’s to land or for the option, if they aren’t number 1 in the pattern, they need a sequence before their clearance.
[2:05z] - Nice job slotting ST-EVO into the pattern. The extend downwind command was probably unnecessary because hes a prop going 60kts while I’m a jet going 130+ kts.
[2:08z] - Here’s another tricky one. Whenever a pilot requests a runway change, and you can do it (you should accomodate this request to the greatest extent possible), you need to give them a new pattern entry for the different runway (and a sequence if required), only then can you clear them for the option. You may come across two parallel planes on the upwind leg, and one requests a runway change. You either want to extend the upwind, or just simply keep them in the same pattern direction as before, but a new pattern entry as you changed their runway. Sequence accordingly following the change.
I saw a nice grasp of some fundamentals, however there were a few tricky things that held you up. Keep up the great work and be sure to apply for training in the recruitment process for IFATC!
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